Discover both legendary and innovative flavors of Santa Fe
Santa Fe is a food lover’s paradise! Not many places have a signature cooking style that is as vibrant as in Santa Fe. The unique international crossroads has created a local fare that is just as diverse as the people and cultures who have called Santa Fe, New Mexico home for many decades. The food in Santa Fe has been described as worldly, flavorful and vibrant. Ask the locals to name their favorite restaurants and you’ll end up with a lengthy list.
Try a local chile and make it hot!
Farming in New Mexico is very much part of the fabric of the culture and dates back to the Pueblo Indians. Agricultural production is very important in New Mexico, therefore when chefs in Santa Fe are looking for ingredients they source them from the local farmers market. Today, the chefs continue to build international reputations for their innovative farm-to-table creations as well as the traditional dishes New Mexico is known for. Don't forget the booming local beer, wine and spirit scene. Start your mouth watering and check-out Santa Fe’s Official Travel Site to read more about Santa Fe’s culinary art scene.
Must-visit restaurants in Santa Fe
Below is a list of must-visit restaurants in Santa Fe courtesy of Eater.com:
- The Shed: a local institution offering guests the classic, blue corn soft tortillas, enchiladas, chowder and most importantly, green chile stew – among the best in Santa Fe.
- Café Pasqual’s: along with The Shed, Cafe Pasqual is one of Santa Fe’s most visited restaurants. Offering traditional New Mexican dishes with a modern twist.
- Santa Fe Bite: known for their green chile burger, a massive chunk of perfectly seared meat with of course green chiles to top
- Tomasita’s: enchiladas with corn tortillas served flat not rolled, filled with the usual: chicken, cheese, beef, shrimps or vegetables and finally smothered with that green chile sauce and cheese.
- Dr. Field Goods: New Mexico meets Italy where you can find wood-fired cheese pizza with chopped herbs and topped with, you guessed it, green chiles.
- Pose’s El Merendero Tamale Factory & Restaurant: lofty, moist white masa surrounds a filling of pulled chicken, finally these unwrapped tamales are smothered with the standard green chile sauce.
- Horseman’s Haven: their regular green chile sauce is hotter than any other in town. Horseman’s also serve omelets, quesadillas and handheld burritos.